The Oscar will go to.:At the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (early Monday for viewers in India), all stops are being pulled out to avoid last year's embarrassment when the wrong Best Picture victor was announced. Held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the event was not quite the sprawling global gala it is today.
He is also only the fifth black person ever nominated for best director - after John Singleton, Lee Daniels, Steve McQueen and Barry Jenkins - and could be the first to win. Last year, he was amusing, and he handled the best-picture "wrong envelope" chaos with some aplomb; this past year, he's proven more political with his talk show (from health-care to the president), so let's see where his monologue goes.
The 2018 Academy Awards is slated to air at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on ABC.
Three Billboards' lead Frances McDormand, who stars as a grieving mother determined to avenge her teenage daughter's brutal death, is widely expected to be named best actress.
All eyes will be on the battle for Oscars supremacy between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on Sunday. For starters, it's a horror film, and they tend not to compete for Best Picture (movies like The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby notched wins in smaller categories, like Makeup, Sound or Screenplay).
Franco won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance as misguided auteur Tommy Wiseau in the film, but didn't receive even an Oscar nomination. MORE: What to know about this year's Oscar best-picture race And when it comes to the men, Connelly believes Gary Oldman's chances of winning Best Actor are excellent. I've only seen one of the nominees (Get Out) and found it just swell. MORE: Full list of 2018 Oscar winners Kimmel also talked about the sexual harassment scandals enveloping Hollywood, with Harvey Weinstein one of just many examples of bad behavior.
Among those handing out statuettes this year will be Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Margot Robbie, Kumail Nanjiani, Laura Dern, Tiffany Haddish, Jennifer Garner, Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Armie Hammer, and Zendaya.
"I don't remember a year with so much uncertainty".
"Mighty River" from Mudbound - Mary J. Blige.
"Stand Up for Something" from Marshall - Common and Andra Day.
"This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman - Keala Settle. He was, of course, Elio in "Call Me by Your Name".
For Oscarphiles (is that a word?) wanting to get an early jump on the proceedings, E! Exclusive red carpet coverage begins Sunday, March 4th at 6:30e|3:30p, immediately followed by the awards ceremony at 8e|5p. There are multiple other ways beyond ABC to experience the red-carpet proceedings. Check out the trailer, if you haven't seen it in some time.
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